Flowstate is a multi-arts platform commissioned to activate a public parkland with contemporary visual and performing arts practices. The steel portal frame structures of two existing buildings were re-purposed; The Pavilion is an open air venue equipped with sound and light tech. and The Green Room, is a grassy relaxation zone defined by the bones of the original structure. Stukel Stone harnessed the metaphor of “the body”; bones, soft tissue, and neural activity to establish the agenda for the design of the site – an exquisite responsive digital light/ sound installation Jem, by Melbourne based company ENESS is set within the former central courtyard and is the heartbeat/neural hub of the site.
Flowstate is designed to blur the distinctions between artistic disciplines, public space, landscape, and the built environment. It also allows for a multiplicity of audience and performer relationships – in 2018 a year long program of contemporary dance, installations, and community workshops showcased emerging and established artists.
Spread over 3,000sqm of parkland, Flowstate provides a creative podium for Queensland’s independent arts sector and is South Bank Corporation’s contribution to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Country/Region Queensland, Australia
Designer Tobhiyah Stone Feller, Daniel Stukel Beasly (formerly Stukel Stone) (AU)
Planner: Julia Scodellaro, South Bank Corporation
Creative Director: Lyndal Hall, South Bank Corporation
Lead Designer/Architect: Daniel Stukel Beasly
Lead Designer/Performance Designer: Tobhiyah Stone Feller
Design Team: Jeff Tighe, Jarrod Phillips
Installation Design: Eness
Builder: Bedford Built
Structural Engineer: MPN Consulting
Electrical & Mech Engineer: Interior Ehngineering
Company: Pixel Repeat
Videographer: David D’Arcy
Script: Lyndal Hall, Tobhiyah Stone Feller
Voice Narration: Lyndal Hall
Mitchell Brandtman, Bill Delves, Nick Paine, Brodie Peace, Caitlin Dooley, Andrew Gott, Chelsey Smith